Leadership Skills for VFX Artists

Leadership Skills for VFX Artists


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Leadership Skills for VFX Artists



  • Mid-level artists looking to move into Senior roles
  • Senior-level artists looking to move into Lead roles
  • New lead artists


  • Fostering a positive mindset to move up the rank
  • How to position yourself for the right opportunities
  • How to be leaders without being in leadership roles
  • Finding your way of leading a team
  • Effective communication


  • Technical skills
  • Resume
  • Salary talk


Are you ready to be a leader in the VFX world, even if you’re not the boss?

This circle is all about showing you how. Leadership isn’t just about titles or positions; it’s about being able to hold a vision, inspire and help others, and see projects through. During this circle, we’ll look at different ways you can show up as a leader and help you get ready for an official or unofficial leadership role.

In this circle, you’ll learn how to think positively about advancing your career. We’ll show you how to find and grab the best opportunities and how to lead others even if you’re not officially in charge. You’ll also learn how to find your personal style of leading a team and how to talk and listen well. By the end, you’ll know more about how to be a great leader in animation, no matter where you are in your career.

Qualification Criteria

Early Career (3-5 yrs of experience)
Mid Level (6-10 yrs of experience)

Day / Time

Times Per Month:  Twice 
Day / Time:  Tuesday evening
Timezone: PST

ADDITIONAL Application requirementS

Please submit a 1-2 paragraph response to the following question:

  • How are you trying to move up in your career this year? What is stopping you from making the jump?

Circle Leader

Kenson Wang

Starting his career as a compositing artist in 2014, Kenson specializes in visual effects for films (Fantastic Beasts, Hawkeye, Lost in Space & Logan) and game cinematic (Anthem & Kingsglavie: Final Fantasy XV).

Over the decade, Kenson worked at Image Engine, DNeg, CVD VFX (Crafty Vancouver), and MPC. Kenson is currently a Compositing Supervisor at Distillery VFX.


Current Title:  Compositing Supervisor

Studio / Employer:  Distillery VFX

Link: www.linkedin.com/in/kensonw

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